Splinter Cell Remake Will Be Rewritten For 'Modern-Day Audience'
The return of Splinter Cell is officially in the works. To be honest, it just feels good to say it. Today's gaming industry has had a Sam Fisher-sized hole in it since Splinter Cell packed it up, and the Hitman-with-bonus-violence series has sadly faded into a memory.
Thankfully though, it's on the way back in the form of a total remake of the iconic first game. But, it might not feature the Sam Fisher adventure we once had, as the stealth title is set to see some changes in the process of its remake from Ubisoft Toronto.
Why Is The Splinter Cell Remake Being Rewritten?
It looks like Splinter Cell's return isn't going to be entirely beat-for-beat, as it has been revealed that the game is going to be updated to accommodate for a new (and modern) audience. The news comes from a job listing for a screenwriter at Ubisoft, which details exactly what the role will entail when working on Splinter Cell.
"Using the first Splinter Cell game as our foundation, we are rewriting and updating the story for a modern-day audience," reads the listing. "We want to keep the spirit and themes of the original game while exploring our characters and the world to make them more authentic and believable.
As a Scriptwriter at Ubisoft Toronto, you will join the Narrative team and help create a cohesive and compelling narrative experience for a new audience of Splinter Cell fans." Things have changed a lot since Fisher first put his goggles on in 2002. We're heard Capcom's Resident Evil 4 remake will similarly rewrite the story, so it's not uncommon.
The Splinter Cell Remake Will Use The Snowdrop Engine
Even though we don't know an awful lot about how this new Sam Fisher adventure, we can guess how it'll play - because it's being developed in the Snowdrop engine. The engine is one that Ubisoft seems comfortable with, as it's been using it fairly consistently since it launched with the release of Tom Clancy's The Division.
Snowdrop has since been used for Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope and Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora. Changes aside, the Splinter Cell remake is bound to be special either way. Still, we'll be interested to see the changes that the remake is going to make - but with Sam Fisher back, we'll likely be too stoked to mind the changes.